The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 76 81 54
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -27
Contract jobs citing RAD 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.49% 0.084% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.12% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.25 £30.24
% change year-on-year
-7.51% +43.02%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1094 869 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.99% 72.78% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 531 267
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RAD across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RAD across the Edinburgh region.

RAD Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

RAD
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RAD across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

RAD Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

RAD
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RAD across the Edinburgh region.

RAD Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing RAD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RAD.

1 10 (66.67%) VBA
2 9 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 8 (53.33%) Finance
4 6 (40.00%) Release Management
4 6 (40.00%) Banking
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 5 (33.33%) .NET
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
6 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
8 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
8 2 (13.33%) Pega
8 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
8 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
8 2 (13.33%) Big Data
8 2 (13.33%) Analytics
8 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (13.33%) ETL
8 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (13.33%) Investment Management
9 1 (6.67%) Time Management
9 1 (6.67%) Degree
9 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
9 1 (6.67%) Legal
9 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (6.67%) Teradata
9 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing RAD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RAD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (13.33%) Big Data
2 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.67%) MS Access
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Excel Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Business Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Excel Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (20.00%) RAD Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Designer
5 2 (13.33%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (13.33%) Applications Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Applications Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Excel VBA Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Access Developer
6 1 (6.67%) VBA Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Release Management
2 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (13.33%) Analytics
4 2 (13.33%) ETL
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) Investment Management
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) MVC
5 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
5 1 (6.67%) Fund Accounting
5 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) VBA
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Pega
3 1 (6.67%) Teradata
3 1 (6.67%) Informatica